Here’s a second post regarding the upgrade of my old SharePoint 2007 blog to a newer SharePoint version. Right now I’m running my blog on our new SharePoint 2013 infrastructure in SharePoint 2010 modus (deferred Site Collection upgrade).
I deployed the original SharePoint 2007 WSP to the SharePoint 2013 farm and lo and behold, it all seems to work just fine. I am missing a feature icon on the Web Application Features page, but that doesn’t matter.
The HttpModule and all other things seems to keep working, even in a Claims environment. Just one thing that needs fixing and that’s the MetaWeblog publishing API. It seems that in the current pipeline of the HttpApplication the claims stuff hasn’t finished initialising or whatever, but right now I get an error when trying to publish new blog posts from Windows Live Writer.
I’m working on a fix for that.
Since it was SharePoint 2007 I had to first upgrade that to SharePoint 2010 using DBATTACH. That gave the usual warnings but no big issues.
After that upgrade I noticed some views didn’t have the checkboxes for selecting multiple items. I fixed that in code by recreating those views, see more here:
» Upgrading SharePoint - Some views not upgraded to XsltListViewWebPart
I then attached the “SharePoint 2010” content database to our new SharePoint 2013 farm but didn’t do the Site Collection Upgrade yet. The deferred Site Collection Upgrade is really nice and seems stable. Not sure if there are any recommendations on moving ‘as soon as possible’ to a native SharePoint 2013 experience…
The biggest bonus I got from upgrading from SharePoint 2007 is that I can delete multiple spam comments at the same time using multiselect + delete
I thought all was well (for now) but then I visited my blog on my phone and it gave me the mobile view. Sure I know you can append ?mobile=0 but that didn’t cut it for me.
I just went on disabling the Mobile View entirely for the Web Application, which can be done through the web.config (amongst other ways).
Here’s a nice PowerShell script that does that for you:
» Disable SharePoint Mobile View with PowerShell
I will continue to work on the blog upgrade. I would like to fix the MetaWeblog issue, add some sort of image stealing protection, create a new design or work on closing the gap with the out of the box SharePoint 2013 experience.
Oh, and the blog is now available on an additional URL (which may be the single address in the future):